For viewers who wish to review the ‘Supporting math’ for the three 99.

998% unoccupied examples
cited in this section, those assessments are outlined in three slides in presentation addenda.

Imagine then that any of the three populations constituted a
sentient and intelligent species.
Next imagine the population at the
vast-open-space moment in time
denoted by the tiny white dot.
Which (if any) of even their brightest scholars
and most thoughtful leaders could have
imagined that it was already ‘too late’
or could have imagined that their numbers
had ALREADY peaked
or could have imagined either the proximity or the degree of the
99% die-offs and/or even-worse mass mortalities that were already at hand?

Addenda and Additional Resources